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Arlington Daily News (Newspaper) - March 31, 1974, Arlington, Texas Phone 265 4241 volume 26 a number 77�?Arlington, Texas sunday March 31. 1974 2 sections Price daily 10c-sunday 15c Street May Bend Lamar drive solution eyed by Linda Stec Lich daily news staff there is some leeway in the contract. School superintendent James Martin said he did no to know How Many people the citizen group actually represented but he commented a was soon As we satisfy this particular group what s to keep another group from saying a we done to like it coming Down this Way. Martin stating the District is still working with the citizens said it was not a Good time for them to have come Forward. The superintendent said they would he glad to hear from the people at the a right citizens in the area say they were not aware the alignment of Lamar drive had been designated straight until it was almost too late. Several citizens became aware of what they consider to be a problem when a Legal notice was run on bids for the construction of the Roadway. Other citizens became aware of the alignment when they began forming a group to look into proposed zoning of Over 250 acres in their area of town. It was at that time the citizens found out tile school had purchased the 23 acres of land for the proposed Junior High school s Iii meeting with the site selection committee of the school District concerning a possible alteration of the Street alignment members of the citizen group claimed the school officials intimated there was a no alteration they could feeling strongly about the Issue the citizens were persistent in seeking some Type of Compromise. They reportedly urged the school officials to seek a feasible Compromise with their planners. The citizen group asked to meet with the planner or Engineer who designed the plans but Tor unstated reasons this was not worked out. Instead they talked to school officials who talked to the planners and then returned to talk to the citizens. Despite problems with timing and a number of conferences where citizens weren to sure if they were making Progress it appears the door Hasni to been shut and a Compromise May be forthcoming Between the school and Rii Ltd charges filed after raid Coon advice a monday is the last Day for Texas motorists to get 1974 License plates and if you Don t have yours yet you will he faced with a wait in line at the1 local tax assessor Ollee toys office of you get in Vandergrift dark daily news photo by ifs blast k slue k in line though there in t Muc h you can do asides taking the Aik in e on this 7 j plate. Community Center fete today City officials and local dignitaries will officially Christen the new Arlington Community Center in ceremonies this afternoon open House for the Community Center located in Vandergrift Park is set from 2 to 5 . Today. Eight residents who have had municipal Park facilities named after them recently will be honoured during the afternoon activities. Ceremonies will kick off in the Community Center auditorium at 2 . To be recognized for their service to the City Are in c. Barnes former mayor Boh Cooke former chairman of the City Park Board and planning commission Carlisle Cravens former president of the Arlington school Board h a d. Dun Worth former councilman Clarence Foster former councilman the late Martha Gibbins one of Arlington a pioneers Duncan Robinson former Park Board chairman and the late Hugh Smith an Arlington Leader Iii earlier years. Representatives of various music Art and Garden associations will be on hand for the open House. During the afternoon several music groups Are scheduled to perform demonstrations will be presented by Garden club members and an Art Dis play May be viewed by open House participants. The Arlington chapter of Barbe shoppers will sing intermittently throughout the afternoon on the music stage. The first quartet to perform will be the a Cut ups a featuring Bill Oiler Frank Sharp Gardner Williams and Johnny Fliton. A Basic concept a a a quartet is expected to sing about 3 . Performing with this group will be Glen Hutton dub Stallings Gary Prince and Jonathan Cook. Later in the afternoon the a outside chants will perform. The group includes Dell Walker Danny Staples Al Roseman and polling locations listed for election Arlington voters will not have a Choice on voting for Council members since the incumbents have no opposition tuesday but voters do have a Chance to decide on several charter revisions. Two persons voted in Absentee balloting which ended last week. Tuesday polling places will be open for voters from 7 . To 7 . Charter revisions which Are included on the ballot Deal with placing the City s tax department under the direction of the City manager redefining the makeup of the Board of equalization defining the Powers of the Board of equalization and setting Forth a change Iii compensation for the Board. Voters will have a Chance to accept or reject the proposed charter revisions by casting their votes at the polls. Pollings places Are precinct 3�?b. M. Pope elementary school 901 Chestnut or. Precincts 7, 27, 30, 31,174 Ethel Goodman elementary school 1400 Rebecca Lane precincts 26, 55, 176 w. R. Wimbish school 1601 Wright St. Precincts 28, 29, 173-Little school 4215 Little school re. Precincts 52, 161 Central fire station 403 w. Main St. Precinct too Meadowbrook recreation Center Meadowbrook Park precinct 112 Bailey Junior High school 2411 Wildwood St. Precincts 143, 168 Louise Blanton school 1800 s. Collins St. Precincts 145, 169, 180 Ferguson Junior High school 2315 St negate St. Precinct 147-Hill elementary school 2020 Vav. Tucker blvd. Precincts 148, 158�?john a. Kooken school 423 n. Center St. Precincts 171, 181 a Woodland West recreation Center 3200 Lynnwood. Funeral today for Stab victim funeral services for Mark Ray Routen 18, of 1316 William drive Iii de Soto will he held today at 3 30 . At Moore a funeral Chapel. Routen a senior at Sam Houston High school was dead on arrival shortly before 5 . Friday morning Iii a stabbing incident involving him and another youth. Frank Rowland Rickettsjr. Was in critical condition late Friday after undergoing surgery for knife wounds to his Chest. Ricketts 17, lives at 1202 Shel mar where the incident took place. Police were dispatched to the scene at 4 45 . Friday morning by a female who told officers on the Telephone that a killing had taken place and that one person was locked in the House. When police arrived one Man was let my on a Couch m the bedroom with wounds in ins Chest. Another was lying on the floor with a Hunting knife protruding from his Chest both appeared to be alive at the time and one of the youths a talked in a rambling manner about a killing evil and a killing the Devil a police said. Both were transported to Arlington memorial Hospital immediately. Police said that a indications Are that at least one of the subjects was under the influence of Psi at the time of the Tarrant county medical examiner or. Feliks Gwozdz ruled the death a homicide. Roil tends survivors in clude his parents or. And mrs. Rodney Routen of Desoto grandparents or. And mrs. Raymond c. Clinton of Arlington and James Vav. Routen of Dearborn Midi. Buddy Horine. Guest pianist Diane Banks from the University of Texas at Arlington will play a variety of selections on the new seven foot Stein Way recently purchased by the Arlington music teachers association the Arlington music club and Sigma Alpha Iota sorority. Is. Banks is being featured As a special guest of the Arlington music teachers association. Using an Early Type of wooden flute the Arlington recorder Consort from the Arlington music club will present a Medley of songs. Representing the Consort Are mrs. Carroll Watts mrs. John Harmon mrs. Lee Taylor and mrs. William Haydes. Over 40 pieces of Art will be on Public display in the Art room and front foyer of the Community Center and several local artists will serve As hosts and hostesses during the open House. Featured in the exhibit Are two Large Oil paintings by Joe grandee. As a special guest grandee the former a artist of Texas Quot will be present. Coordinated by the Arlington Art association the show will highlight works by Al Brouilette Larry Harris Josephine Mahaffey Betsy Collier Mary Phillips Steve Roscoe Ray tips and Jane Jacobs. Other artists represented in thee show Are Honor Collins Arista Joyner Eleanor Grace Martin Jean Saxe Judy Beckham Bill Hall Mildred Taylor Mitch Wilson sue Powers Harold Wernecke and Kathy Beech. Arlington Garden clubs will have several people demonstrating Floral tech Arlington a circulation a a daily news circulation depart x meal changes Telephone number and x hours for our subscribers convenience v 461-7891 s saturday a a sunday 8amto7pm>ft 8 30amtof i 30amft 7amtoloam> piques and arrangements during the open House. Presenting demonstrations will be mrs. Ross Perrier. Who will explain the skills of making dried Flower arrangements mrs. T. Vav. Padgett with a program on african violets and mrs. L. B. Edgett will demonstrate the techniques of growing orchids and arranging them in corsages and Centrepieces. Mayor Tom Vandergrift will act As master of ceremonies for the opening program sunday. Council members Are expected to he in attendance along with members of the Parks and recreation Board and representatives of the Parks and recreation department. Mrs. Joyce Tynes director of the Community Center and her staff will serve As hostesses and hosts for the guests. A possible Compromise on the alignment of Lamar drive May be in the works. Concerned citizens and school officials have been trying to grind out an acceptable solution to both parties in the area where Lamar drive is to be extended. Such a Compromise seemed possible Friday. Up until this Point several members of the citizens group were doubtful they would see the proposed artery swing Northwest of the la mar fielder intersection As they believed it should. It appears that prior to the schools Purchase of the 23 acre plot for Shackelford Junior High school the school District presented a preliminary plat to City staff members in which the alignment of Lamar drive was straight rather than curved As had been earlier anticipated. The City traffic and transportation staff has since approved the alignment of Lamar drive which would be extended straight through West of fielder Road. Bids were taken on the construction of the schools 750 foot portion of the Roadway thursday. It is possible the bids on Lamar drive will be awarded at the tuesday night meeting of the school Hoard. However school officials reported they Are still considering the possibility of a slight alteration of the Roadway if it Falls within the bid Structure. School officials were reportedly reluctant to change the route because of delays on the project Cost and How it would affect the use of the total property. Even though a bid May be approved by the school Board tuesday night one citizen said he believes a a these changes will provide Quick a timid easy Access to our circulations a a depot intent personnel Al All 1111.", a Ige grandee stands Mort exhibited in the new Arl Ingli u min with i Western artist is a one no two Oil paintings Iii c Omnus icily enter. I he an Arlington native and half of the 27 persons charged by Arlington police with narcotics violations in a wednesday night Roundup face felony charges with crimes involving marijuana. Thirteen of the 27 persons Are charged with Sale of marijuana and another is charged with Possession of marijuana. Five Are charged with Sale of Psi while another faces combined charges of Selling both marijuana and Psi. Two Are charged with Sale of amphetamines anti another allegedly sold heroin to undercover agents. I lie two undercover narcotics agents spent two months working in a Aplington area. Of the 27 persons charged 20 have f1cell either been brought in or contacted by police. Three of those charged Are Juven

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